Dept. Daston

Working Group Books

Working Group Books were a specialty of Department II: volumes written by two or more authors which are the result of intensive collaboration, involving multiple working sessions in which drafts of the individual chapters were presented, discussed, and revised. Many research projects published their principal results in this form, in addition to books and articles by individual participating scholars. These Working Group Books are especially well suited to opening up new fields of research and to covering topics from a comparative perspective, both challenges that invite collective rather than individual scholarship.

working with paper

Bittel, C., Leong, E., & Oertzen, C.v. (eds.). 2019. Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Smith, P.H. (ed.). (2019). Entangled Itineraries: Materials, Practices, and Knowledges across Eurasia. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Camprubí, L., & Lehmann, P.N. (Eds.). (2018). "Experiencing the Global Environment [Special Issue]." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Part A, 70.

data history

Aronova, E., Oertzen, C.v., & Sepkoski, D. (Eds.). (2017). "Data Histories "[Special Issue]. Osiris, 32.


Daston, L. (Ed.). (2017). Science in the  Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Feldhay, R., & Ragep, F. J. (Eds.). (2017). Before Copernicus: The Cultures and Contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Leong, E., & Rankin, A. (Eds.). (2017). Testing Drugs and Trying Cures [Special Issue]. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 91(2). doi:10.1353/bhm.2017.0023.


Mitman, G., & Wilder, K. (Eds.). (2016). Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.


Most, G. W. (2016). Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Vidal, F., & Dias, N. (Eds.). (2015). Endangerment, biodiversity and Culture. New York: Routledge.



Daston, L. (Ed.). (2013). How Reason Almost Lost its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality. Chicago: Chicago University Press.


Oertzen, C. v., Rentetzi, M., & Watkins Siegel, E. (Eds.). (2013). "Beyond the Academy: Histories of Gender and Knowledge" [Special Issue]. Centaurus, 55(2).

Daston, L., & Lunbeck, E. (Eds.). (2011). Histories of Scientific Observation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Daston, L., & Stolleis, M. (Eds.). (2008). Natural Law and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Europe: Jurisprudence, Theology, Moral, and Natural Philosophy. Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate.

Kleeberg, B., & Vidal, F. (Eds.). (2007). "Believing Nature, Knowing God" [Special Issue]. Special issue of Science in Context 20 (3).

Daston, L., & Mitman, G. (Eds.). (2005). Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism. New York: Columbia University Press.

Pomata, G., & Siraisi, N. G. (Eds.). (2005). Historia: Empiricism and Erudition in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.].

Daston, L. (Ed.). (2004). Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. New York: Zone Books.

Daston, L., & Vidal, F. (Eds.). (2004). The Moral Authority of Nature. Chicago: Chicago University Press.


Daston, L. (Ed.). (2000). Biographies of Scientific Objects. Chicago: Chicago University Press.